The [course_title] course familiarises you with the basic concepts of dynamics of large-scale circulations in oceans and atmospheres including mass and momentum conservation, hydrostatic and geostrophic balance, and pressure and other vertical coordinates. The fundamental conservation and balance principles for large-scale flow, generation and dissipation of quasi-balanced eddies, equilibrated quasi-balanced systems will be covered in the course. Finally, the course illustrates the examples of oceanic and atmospheric quasi-balanced flows, computational models, and rotating tank experiments.
This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.
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Course Credit: MIT
|lec 01 Introduction||00:10:00|
|lec02 Fundamental balance and conservations principles for quasi-balanced flow||00:30:00|
|lec03 Equations of motion||00:10:00|
|lec05 Potential vorticity||00:45:00|
|lec07 Potential vorticity and invertibility in the shallow water equations||01:00:00|
|lec08 Quasigeostrophy and Pseudo-potential vorticity||00:50:00|
|lec09 Quasi-geostrophic potential vorticity||00:35:00|
|lec10 An example of the application of potential vorticity||00:20:00|
|lec11 Boundary conditions||00:30:00|
|lec12 Eady edge waves||00:25:00|
|lec13 The superposition principle||00:40:00|
|lec14 The secondary circulation||00:20:00|
|lec15 Higher-order balance systems||00:30:00|
|lec16 Rossby waves||00:30:00|
|lec17 Quasi-geostrophic Rossby waves||01:00:00|
|lec18 Barotropic instability||01:15:00|
|lec19 Barotropic instability (cont.)||01:20:00|
|lec20 The Charney-Stern theorem||00:30:00|
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